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Summary Objective  To review the current evidence on the role of micronutrient supplementation in HIV transmission and progression. Method  Literature review. Results  The importance of micronutrients in the prevention and treatment of childhood infections is well known, and evidence is emerging that micronutrient interventions may also affect HIV transmission and progression. Conclusion  Interventions to improve micronutrient intake and status could contribute to a reduction in the magnitude and impact of the global HIV epidemic. However, more research is needed before specific recommendations can be made.


Réviser l’évidence courante du rôle de la supplémentation de micronutriments dans la transmission et la progression du VIH. Méthodes 

Revue de la littérature. Résultats 

L'importance des micronutriments dans la prévention et le traitement des infections infantiles est bien connue et il est de plus en plus évident que les interventions aux micronutriments peuvent aussi affecter la transmission et la progression du VIH. Conclusion 

Les interventions visant à améliorer la consommation de micronutriments et leur teneur dans l'organisme, pourraient contribuer à la réduction de l'ampleur et de l'impacte de l’épidémie globale du VIH. Cependant, des études supplémentaires sont nécessaires avant que des recommandations spécifiques ne soient possibles.

Keywords: HIV; HIV transmission and progression; VIH; estado nutricional; micronutrient supplementation; nutritional status; review; revisión; revue; suplementación con micronutrientes; supplémentation de micronutriments; transmisión y progresión de VIH; transmission et progression du VIH; état nutritionnel

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2006


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